Worthing cyclist charged with fracturing pensioner's pelvis on South Downs dies before trial

A cyclist charged with fracturing a pensioner's pelvis in an altercation on the South Downs has died before his trial, police said.

The incident on June 17 last year shocked the community. A 74-year-old man was attacked by a cyclist while walking his dog along a narrow footpath on Honeysuckle Lane in Worthing, suffering a fractured pelvis and significant bruising to his face and body.

Kenneth Ramage, 60, of Broadwater Road, Worthing, had been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the incident, police said.

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This morning (June 14), police confirmed that Ramage died in Fife, Scotland, on 19 May, whilst on bail awaiting trial.

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A police spokesman said: "The death was not suspicious, it is understood that he fell into a gully whilst out hiking. The person who was injured in June 2019 has been informed."